Bill Gates recently published America’s Secret Weapon an amazing article about innovation and how America needs to invest more into research and development. In a comment to Gate’s article, someone wrote that we need an individual with the vision, alignment, and execution of innovation. I think that we need to train the leaders of this country some ...
Business leaders today have taken an amazing brainstorming tool phase “Think outside the box” and turned it into a buzzword for their creativity. Lateral Thinking was the original brainstorming tool that used this phrase to train our clients to think unconventional or from a different perspective. How can Lateral Thinking improve the company’s creativity?
The difference maker that Lateral Thinking brings to a company is revolutionary. Lateral Thinking changes a companies ideas generators from a slow and difficult process to a fast, productive, and fun process. The competitive advantage the Lateral Thinking gives a company is multiple ideas in a matter of few minutes towards any situation, problem, or process. Below is a fun example of Lateral Thinking Results done in our office.
What’s the best way to collect these Good Ideas based on our hunches? In addition, how many Good Ideas are lost in the coffee shop?
We use Six Thinking Hats and Lateral Thinking as a tool to collect our Good Ideas or Solutions to our problems. After all, Good Ideas are solutions to our problems. So the next time you have a hunch try our tools to turn that hunch into a Good Idea!
Elon Musk changed the public’s view towards electric cars by breaking the mold of current electric cars by developing a beautiful, fast, luxurious car. This interview is a great description of innovation and creative thinking and must see by those who want to disrupt the status quo.
In a recent interview by Sonia Kolesnikov, Making Use of a Fresh Perspective, talks about Sabrina Tan’s career and her move into Skin, Inc. During the interview, Sabrina Tan talks about her IBM experience and the training she received in presentation skills and the Six Thinking Hats. In the interview, Sabrina Tan mentions that IBM taught her how to use different thinking hats to solve problems ...
Mark Cuban looks for entrepreneurs that are creative and innovative thinkers that will disrupt their industry. In my opinion, an entrepreneurs success will depend on his or her innovative ideas and how well he or she can execute those ideas. Does your company adhere to Mark Cuban’s advice? If so, what tools does your company use to collect and execute its creativity and innovative ideas?
Recently, I read an online post about someone’s interpretation of the Six Thinking Hats process and the post fell into a misconception about the Six Thinking Hats. The post talked about how the Six Thinking Hats identifies each persons preferred thinking style and associates each thinking style with a colored hat. According to the post, The Six Thinking Hats were interpreted as follows:
Blue Hat: Big Picture Thinker
White Hat: Fact Thinker
Green Hat: Creative Thinker
Yellow Hat: Constructive or Positive Thinker